Careers Talk for Conservation & Countryside Students



09 May 2018

Related Subject Area:
Countryside & Agriculture


On Thursday 03 May, Conservation & Countryside Level3/Degree students had a visit from Graham Standing and Holly Sayer from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Cat Kilner from the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They came to give the students careers advise and what range of jobs there are within the industry.

Graham and Holly started off by telling the students about the charity and how they protect the wildlife around Yorkshire. They gave the students advice on how to get within the industry,  which is to get as much voluntary work as possible as this gives you the experience and knowledge.

Cat Kilner from the Yorkshire Dales National Park spoke to the students about what she does within her job role as a Learning & Engagement Officer. Cat takes school groups and refugee groups to the countryside, looking at rivers, wildlife and making a difference by planting trees and hanging bird boxes. Cat says ‘The best way to get in the Conservation industry is to have good communication skills, enthusiastic about your job and to be flexible’

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